Happy St Patrick’s Day (almost)! For this year’s post I decided to go with something only slightly “lighter” than your traditional, potato-laden Irish fare: Irish Onion Soup. Not that there’s anything wrong with a potato-laden diet. I’m a big fan of the potato. Yes, I know that Irish food is more than just colcannon, cottage pie and bangers and mash and that modern Irish chefs are doing amazing things with lots more than just potatoes. New Irish cuisine can be light and fresh. I hope this soup straddles the line between tradition and modern.
So, what’s Irish onion soup, you ask? Yep, it’s just what you think it is. It’s basically French onion soup with some Irish whiskey (I used Jameson Irish Whiskey) and Guinness stout added in to create a more complex flavor profile. Oh, and what’s an Irish soup without some savory Irish cheddar? A mistake in my opinion. So eat up (and drink up) and enjoy your St Patrick’s Day. After all, it’s the one day of the year when we’re all Irish.